Simple Solstice on a Sunny Day
The other new pattern I've released to go with the Solana fabric group is Simple Solstice. This quilt can be done with a Layer Cake or Charm Pack for a small or large quilt! I love the cheery sunshines in sunflower Solana warmth.
The original plan was just the larger quilt, but when I tried blocks in the smaller, Charm Pack, size, I fell in love with the scale of the sunshines. It makes a lovely wall quilt or baby quilt and can have another row nicely added to make it a square.
This quilt pattern uses a mix of stitch and flip corners to make snowball blocks, with rays from half square triangles and flying geese. Because the HST and flying geese are spaced apart, there is minimal corner and point matching to do, so this is really a very forgiving quilt if you don't like having to match lots of points and seams exactly.
I also like the combination of using the scenic print from Solana for the back of the quilt against the white of the front background fabric. For the small version I used the white on white print of the sunflower seeds and it gives the quilt a slightly lacy feel.
Fun fact: this Windsor chair was my Grandmother's. It has traveled with me from home to home and almost always lives in the corner of my bedroom or a guest bedroom. There is something comforting about having a quilt draped over the arm of this chair and I love the smooth wood of the well worn chair arms.
My little visitor friend seems to like these quilt blocks quite a lot. On two separate visits, she claimed them as the place she needed to sit. She knows what she likes!
Simple Solstice will be shipping to shops and the Solana fabric will be shipping in October. If you want to check out this and the other patterns shown with Solana, visit my previous post or my shop. Happy sewing and enjoy the sunshine!
8/17/2020 02:44:21 pm
I have sent an email about an order that I have not received that was shipped 10 days ago but I have not received a reply or my order. The Shop app doesn't show any tracking information nor have a received any text or email updates about tracking as the order dictates.
8/20/2020 02:36:58 am
I love how each block in this quilt tells a story for me. The fussy cut of each scene makes me want to just write a book about a sunflower journey. Cannot wait for this!
12/28/2020 10:42:44 am
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10/28/2021 09:49:10 am
I fell in love with this fabric and bought a charm pack before I ever saw your solstice pattern. After that I bought another charm pack because I wanted to make a larger quilt and some yardage and then I bought the powder. I ended up making 25 blocks, 26 if you count the one that was the wrong size, and then I apparently lost my mind when I started pressing my flying geese. I pressed 24 of them the wrong way. There was no way I could match the points on the geese because of the bulk, so I added some sashing with cornerstones and a 6-in border. Yesterday I finished an 84 inch by 84 inch quilt top. I love itI love the fabric I love the pattern and now I have to make backing for it. Wish me luck.
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